When it comes time to move, its best to evaluate your wish list and find a suburb that ticks most, if not all, of those boxes. One of the biggest factors towards suburb happiness is walkability. You may be surprised to discover that there are several suburbs in Perth where you can easily get away with not owning a car. Close to public transportation is a key factor, but combine this with a suburb that offers lots of local shops, cafes, restaurants, and clinics – you could find yourself walking everywhere with little reason to leave! Whether you enjoy the fresh air or made a resolution this year to be more active, ask your ACTON property agent about listings in these Perth suburbs.
Northbridge & Perth CBD
Ditching its former reputation as a nightlife only destination, Northbridge is undergoing a rapid transformation into a livable suburb with lots to offer. With the large number of shopping centres, medical clinics, restaurants and cafes, its no surprise that Northbridge ranked as the most walkable suburb in Perth. It scored 95 out of 100, in a system determined by rent.com.au in combination with walkscore.com.
Perth CBD ranked second for walkability, earning 89 out of 100. Easy access to shopping, restaurants and cafes, galleries, and theatres has given this suburb its high score. Add these to the State Library and Perth Station, a major public transit hub with convenient access to the rest of Perth, and you’ll wonder why you ever needed a car.
Highgate & East Perth
The inner-city suburbs of Highgate and East Perth also scored highly, both receiving 87 out of 100 for walkability. These suburbs are less than five kilometres from Perth CBD and offer a wide variety of entertainment venues, restaurants and shops within easy walking access for their residents.
Highgate achieves slightly better marks for affordability, and is one of the best ways to combine a walkable suburb with affordable rent. Both Highgate and East Perth offer proximity to top schools including Sacred Heart, Highgate Primary School and Trinity College, making them family friendly destinations, so everyone can get out and enjoy the fresh air more often.
Subiaco & West Perth
For those seeking a coastal lifestyle, the next best walkable suburbs will suit perfectly. Subiaco and West Perth both achieved scores of 87 out of 100, and offer plenty of amenities to be enjoyed by foot. These two suburbs are both located off the Fremantle train line, offering easy access to Perth CBD and beyond. Those looking toward Subiaco will find the new shopping centre open at Subiaco’s train station to meet all needs, and leaves little reason to venture beyond the suburb. With school options including Perth Modern School, Subiaco Primary School and Jolimont Primary School, these suburbs suit singles, couples, and families alike.
ACTON Real Estate is skilled in connecting people the property of their dreams. Leave the car behind and explore some of Perth’s most walkable suburbs with us. We have intimate knowledge of the Perth market and our property agents can help find your next home. Contact ACTON today to get started with your next move.